Marucci Sports was founded in 2002 in Baton Rouge and has made a notable dent on the baseball bat market. This American company was founded by Louisiana State University Athletic Director Jack Marucci. The company’s co-founders are former Major League Baseball players Kurt Ainsworth and Joe Lawrence.
Jack Marucci first thought of making replica baseball bats after his son Gino wanted a bat of his own so he can copy his favorite stars. Marucci found it difficult to find the perfect bat for his son so he made his own. The initial bat made for his son was done with Amish wood and Gino ended up using the bat in his games, which in turn led to Marucci making more bats for Gino’s friends.
Marucci Sports eventually made a baseball bat for then-MLB first baseman, Eduardo Perez. Through Perez, now the bench coach for the Houston Astros, Marucci found a home for his products in the hands of several MLB stars. Among the MLB superstars that swing these premier wood bats are Jose Bautista, Carlos Beltran, Jose Reyes, David Wright, Ryan Howard, Albert Pujols and Shin-Soo Choo.
While Marucci Sports began by making only wood bats, the company has since evolved to include BBCOR baseball bats, helmets, bags, batting gloves and a limited edition series of softball bats. Their one softball bat offered comes in two weight drop ratios of -8 and -9. Only 500 of each bat were made for 2013 and each comes etched with the serial number. Their bats are constructed with Marucci Sports’ two piece construction that provides you the ultimate power with each swing.
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